London, South Kensington
4 December 2006
'Mr Edward Bear', a fine Steiff teddy bear
with white mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, brown stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, hump, in-operative growler and FF button in ear with remains of white tag, wearing 'tortoise-shell' celluloid glasses, circa 1912 --25in. (63.5cm.) high (left ankle split and stitched together and moth holes in left hand pad)
Mr Edward Bear and the following two lots were given to Elita Bittencourt as a teenager, around 1912. They were never played with and just sat on her bed.
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